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What if interviewers ask me what’s not on my resume?

Q:  What if interviewers ask me what’s not on my resume?

A:  If you don’t have results of cases or deals on the resume, tell them you’re outcome-oriented and give them a quick example or two. 

Or, give them a couple of traits not depicted–such as your collegiality within the office, or that you enjoy being known as a go-to lawyer. 

If you have a fun pastime but didn’t list any interests, share one or two–like competitive sailing or strategic board games. 

These examples give you the opportunity to impress the interviewer rather than bring attention to, say, a very short job that you intentionally omitted.  Or the fact that you passed the bar exam on your second try.  The question is just a question, not an accusation or an insinuation. Treat it like any other…and advocate for yourself.